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R-A schools to buy new bus, work towards facility improvements

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ruthven school board met on Tuesday night to discuss the purchase of a new school bus, as well as upcoming bids for facility improvements.

The new bus will be a 59-passenger Bluebird. The money for the new purchase will come from the PPEL fund, and was budgeted for this year.

"2009 was the last time a bus was bought for this district," Norene Bunt, superintendent of Ruthven-Ayrshire schools, said.

To make room for the new bus, the board plans to sell Bus 91. 91 has a few areas of concern for the board, which made it the primary vehicle to get rid of.

In addition to the bus, the board approved a series of improvements to the facilities. The ceilings will be lowered, continuing a project that began last summer. This summer, the ceilings in the offices, upper level, and remaining basement level rooms will be lowered.

In addition to the ceilings, new light and fan fixtures will be installed, a restroom will be installed, the wall between the science room and the lab will be removed, the industrial tech roof will be fixed, and a wall will be built to create a closet for the server.

Two faculty members gave their notices of resignation. Tim Swanson resigned as the junior high basketball coach, and Kelly Swanson resigned as the Co-student council sponsor.

Larry Swingen will be moving from high school football coach to junior high football coach. Jon Josephson will be dropping his junior high coaching position to serve as .5 time 7-12 principal and .5 social studies teacher. He will also retain .3 of the Athletic Director duties. Ruthven-Ayrshire will hire someone for .5 of the AD, and share the remaining .2 of the AD with Graettinger-Terril.

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